The Vikings moved to 9-2 on the season after taking down the Patriots within the ultimate recreation of the NFL’s Thanksgiving triple-header, 33-26.
After being held to discipline objectives in Week 11, each of those offenses wasted no time getting the tip zone to start this recreation. Minnesota wanted simply eight performs to journey 80 yards to attain a landing on the opening drive of the night time. Then, New England matched that rating with one among its personal as Mac Jones related with Nelson Agholor for a 34-yard landing. From there, these offenses continued to match each other all through the primary half and located themselves knotted at 16 on the break.
New England opened up the ultimate half with a 75-yard landing drive to go up by seven. It did not take lengthy for Minnesota to deliver the sport again to whilst Kene Nwangwu ran again a 97-yard kickoff for a landing.
It was 26-all initially of the fourth quarter, and it was at that time the place the Vikings started to drag away. A penalty on New England for working into the kicker gave Minnesota new life on a third-and-4 punt and so they cashed in. Two performs after the penalty, Cousins accomplished a 36-yard cross to Justin Jefferson after which a 15-yard landing to Adam Thielen to take and maintain onto the lead.
Kirk Cousins completed 30-of-37 for 299 yards with three TDs and an interception. Justin Jefferson was his go-to goal and the star wideout had 9 catches for 139 yards and a landing,. In the meantime, Mac Jones was 28-of-39 for a season-high 382 yards with a pair of TDs and no interceptions.
From right here, the Patriots will head again to Foxborough and equipment up for one more Thursday night time recreation as they’re going to host the Buffalo Payments for his or her first assembly of the season. As for the Vikings, they’re going to grasp round U.S. Financial institution Stadium and put together for the New York Jets.